Home is where the heart is or so they say. That would mean home is where my family is or my home means the place where I feel the most comfortable and safe.
What wouldn’t I do with all these super balls? I have two wonderful dogs, Rex and Jack. Rex is our 10-year-old German Shepard, he is our gentle giant, he is abnormally large for a German Shepard at 120 lbs with strict diet enforcement. In his hey day he was the ultimate ball obsessed ball catcher. He was indefatigable. You would say uncle way before he would even contemplate taking a break. Nowadays, sadly he has slowed down because of a bout of Lyme disease and arthritis. He still loves playing with the balls but he contents himself with crushing them between his powerful jaws.
Jack is our Jack Russell puppy who lives up to his fun, fearless and curious nature. He isn’t noisy or obnoxious but he is wired for movement. He is an equal opportunity player, it doesn’t matter if it’s a stuffed animal, a plastic cap, a dead animal or a ball. He can go non stop, and be very happy doing it.
I would spend an afternoon with my thousand dollars worth of super balls and toss them around for both Rex and Jack. I would invite my husband, my son and daughter to join me in all the fun with our two dogs. It would be a great family afternoon spent together having fun and laughing and I know that Rex and Jack would be in so much joy. Dogs are amazing in that all they want is to be with you and have you pay attention to them. So on this afternoon, Rex And Jack would have a great afternoon.
I agree with the professor and Chris Hedges, another author, recently wrote about the same thing. I think that the democratic party has been co-opted by all the big money in politics. Just look at when Glass-Steagall was repealed, it was during President Clinton’s watch and why because Robert Rubin, his treasury secretary, supported it and where did Rubin go back to, Citigroup. Citibank/Group has been a recipient of taxpayer bailouts for 3 decades now and still they are allowed to exist, there is no free market principle there. Until there is a clear severing of the financial umbilical cord between high finance, big oil and corporate titans and Washington D.C, there will not be any progress made for the 99% of us. I am pretty sure that those at OWS are aware and are conducting their General Assemblies and holding their action committees very mindfully. This is an organic movement, I’ve seen it called a renaissance, in the true meaning of the word, rebirth of a people’s rights, freedoms, opportunities, awareness. I completely support it, however it develops and the professional left had best treat OWS with the respect it deserves.
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The big bankers around the world are starting to get a cold hard jolt of reality because they have gone too far in their quest for more risk, more profits and more power, all at the expense of the rest of us globally. It is not just here, it is everywhere. I read the most interesting article about the Israelis social protest, since the weather started turning where outside protests became too onerous, they are starting to plan for a populist strike, striking against the corporate state, it is something to think about. The big bankers and corporate titans need an intervention and this, the OWS, is it because I’m convinced that their greed and the greed and power lust in Washington has warped their thinking like any addict’s mental and emotional thinking is after the brain’s chemistry is altered by the addiction. There has also been a study and apparently there is a percentage of psychopathic personalities in high finance, somehow that is not surprising given the behavior on the “Street”.
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Tommy by The Who
The Wall by Pink Floyd
Final Cut by Pink Floyd
Breakfast in America by Supertramp
Ultravox by Ultravox
There a few sandwiches to pick from, I can’t decide which is my favorite. So here is a little medley of my favorite sandwiches. In France, it is the fresh ham baguette with butter, where the baguette is nice and crunchy with the creamy butter and fresh slice of ham. I remember being in Greece and having a beautiful toasted tomato and onion sandwich with nothing but the juices from the tomato blending with the toasted sandwich. Back to France we go for the Nice specialty, the Pan Bagna, which is a salad on a sandwich with a vinaigrette and then it is wrapped tightly with Saran wrap and weighted down with a brick for a few hours so that all the flavors meld together. The salad itself is composed of thin string beans, hard-boiled eggs, tuna fish, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion and black olives. This sandwich is a symphony of fresh, vibrant flavors full of zest and character.
Now for the exploration of American sandwiches, one of my favorites is the Reuben. The classic Reuben is beautiful corned beef put on kosher rye bread which has been slathered with Thousand Island Dressing, it than gets well seasoned sauerkraut and slices of Swiss cheese put on the corned beef. You finish the Reuben by putting the other slice of rye bread with the Thousand Island Dressing and it is pressed down hard in a skillet with a weight put on the Reuben to melt the cheese and meld the flavors together. It is a complex hearty sandwich, perfect for an autumn day.
I can’t forget an American classic the B.L.T. So simple and delicious, in my opinion the B.L.T. can only be had on toasted white bread with a lot of mayonnaise, thick slices of beefsteak tomatoes, a nice amount of crisp iceberg lettuce and the thick slab bacon, the hickory smoked kind. The best part is the combination of the tomato juices blending with the bacon and mayonnaise with the lettuce and bread giving the clean crisp finishing taste. Another amazing delight for the taste buds in your mouth.
One thing that all these sandwiches have in common isn’t just the wonderful way all the different flavors come together and compliment each other but the importance of the different textures coming together and enhancing the flavors of the sandwich. Sandwiches, one of life’s greatest inventions.